In conversation with Barkha Madan
Posted by Vivek on November 25, 2010 | 2 Comment
Do people still recall your appearance in Bhoot?
Absolutely. They still tell me that I scared the living daylights out of them.
You are the only known actress in Soch Lo. Was it nerve wracking to work with a group of newbies?
It’s Sartaj’s first film and the technical crew is new too and so is the rest of the cast. But what really excited me was that I was presented with a bound script. We held a series of workshops and rehearsals before we shot the film. It was a terrific experience to work on a such a professional production. The music is amazing in the film. It’s a mix of rock and sufi and it’s by first time musicians, Nitish Pires, Charu Mohan and Mehboob.
Tell us about Pali, your character in the filmI see a lot of myself in her. She is a plucky girl who is trying to do the right thing for her family and to also help this strange man she meets under strange circumstances. She is up for an adventure and she gets more than she bargains for.
You were also involved in the distribution of this film. What other aspects of film making interest you?
I want to create awareness about the importance of independent films. It’s not easy for a project to be made and released if it’s not backed by the major production houses. I want to rally for films like Soch Lo that encourage film makers to make films about themes that they believe in. I want to convey to the film loving public that there is more to Bollywood than big budget item numbers and a major star cast.
What projects are you looking at in the future?
I have a talk show lined up. I am also planning to launch my own production house and my first project will be shot in Toronto.
Any filmmakers you would love to work with?
I really like Anurag Basu, Anurag Kashyap and Farhan Akhtar. One of my favourite films is Manorama, Six Feet under by Navdeep Singh. I would love to be a part of projects like that.